Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad

by | Jul 6, 2015 | All, Soups + Salads, Sponsored

Enjoy summer’s bountiful produce with this colorful Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad.

Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad

It’s inevitable that whenever I go to a farmer’s market that I walk away with waaaaay more produce than we need. I can’t seem to help myself; all of those bright colors and inviting textures are just too appealing to me! I may have a few recipes in mind when I go shopping, but at the end of the week, there are usually a handful of random vegetables left sitting in the fridge. Fortunately, this simple Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad is an ideal use for that hodgepodge of veggies you may have lingering in your crisper drawer, too.

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No one feels like heating up the kitchen during the summer, so the grill is our go-to method of cooking this time of year. Meaning, if it can’t be grilled or served cold or at room temperature, then it won’t be eaten. This Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad fully fits those requirements. Warm grilled vegetables are tossed with Earthbound Farm’s Kale Italia salad, a mix of baby kale, arugula, radicchio and mizuna, then drizzled with a savory White Balsamic Vinaigrette. Vibrant colors, robust flavors, quick and easy preparation…simply put, this salad is fresh summer eating at its best!

P.S. Grab a coupon from Earthbound Farm and try their new Kale Italia blend of greens for yourself!

Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad -Got leftover vegetables in your fridge? Turn them into this simple yet gorgeous Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad.

Yield: 4-6

Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad

Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad

The grill isn't just for the main dish., use it to jazz up your side dish with this Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

White Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Salad:

  • 8-9 cups roughly chopped vegetables (I used zucchini, yellow summer squash, mushrooms and bell peppers)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 ounces Earthbound Farm Kale Italia greens mix (I used about 1/2 of the carton)

Instructions

To make the vinaigrette:

  1. Place all ingredients in a small mason jar. Secure lid and shake vigorously until emulsified.

To make the salad:

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Place chopped vegetables in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss vegetables to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place vegetables on grill pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until cooked to desired tenderness, turning occasionally.
  4. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Top with warm vegetables and toss. Drizzle with desired amound of dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 912mgCarbohydrates: 291gFiber: 98gSugar: 71gProtein: 64g

This conversation is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. The opinions and text are all mine.

 Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad -Got leftover vegetables in your fridge? Turn them into this simple yet gorgeous Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad.

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16 Comments

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    Yeeesssss. Anyone who ever says their kids don’t like vegetables, I always say “grill them!” Love the idea of using any left overs in a salad. So smart!

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      Couldn’t agree more, Amy; grilled vegetables rock!

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    This is my kind of salad – pass me a big bowl!!!

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      Thanks, Rachel!

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      Grilled veg for the win!

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    Yes, I have the same “problem” at the farmer’s market. I had it last weekend, in fact 🙂 Kale Italia is my new favorite box of greens from Earthbound Farm. I love the bit of radicchio in it. This is such a lovely recipe, as grilled vegetables are one of my very favorite foods on earth!

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      If that’s the worst problem we have, we’re in good shape, Lori! 😉

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    I always grill way more veggies than we ever need for a meal, just for things like this the following day. Love the vinaigrette with the veggies and kale!

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    I’ve never seen that Kale mix in stores, I’ll be keeping my eye out!! LOVE these grilled veggies on a salad!

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    What a beautiful kale salad and that White Balsamic Vinaigrette would really dress it up.

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    What a great use of kale! I’m been trying to find more ways to convince my husband to try Kale. He’ll eat hearty salads and this looks incredible!

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    I also love using my grill during the summer! I do have a grill pan, as well! This salad looks awesome! Thanks for the great idea. I’ll have to look for these greens blends at the store.

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    I love the Kale Italia mix! And with those grilled veggie….perfection!

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